The clinical data of lumbar disc herniation treated by acupoint application in the database of China National Knowledge Internet,Wan Fang and VIP from January 1990 to September 2016 were used to establish the database,and the data were descriptively analyzed and clustered using data mining techniques. A total of 27 articles were included,including 31 acupoints and 88 Chinese herbs. The results showed that the acupoint used for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation were the most frequently used acupuncture points for Shenshu and Ashi points,and the acupoints were mostly distributed on the bladder meridian,gallbladder meridian and other yang-meridian. The combination of acupuncture points mostly focus on the points of the waist and the points of the lower extremities,which embodies the characteristics of ＂combining the upper and lower points,curing the waist and leg＂,and six clustering combinations were used interchangeably. External Chinese medicine treatment for lumbar disc herniation was mainly from the functions of expelling wind and removing dampness,activating blood circulation to dissipate blood stasis,promoting qi circulation and relieving pain,supplemented by medicines with pungent nature to strengthen drug penetration.
Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lumbar disc herniation